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The Dragon

"When something is for you there is a villain inside you that won't let it go. "  - Trent Shelton
The Dragon curls up with its treasure and  
Keys to doors that lead to  
Success, love and happiness
Hope is fragile like butterfly wings
Paper thin and colorful
Change appearing in various ways
It, this captivity, threatens to break me down
Inside a place I keep attempting to leave
Hope is known to be as fragile as wings
Building up a tempest of emotion
A gale that strengthens with  
Desire to dwell on inner hellions and  
Capture the keys in the dragon's nest
The tempest of emotions let go  
Letting go so the dragon could be distracted by the prospect of collecting the colorful emotions  
The precious stones
Bringing the dragon to a greedy feast  
Leaving a path to a door free
Numb and flying into an uneasy forest  
Following the tracks left by spiritual guides
Abandoning the dragon with it's  
Pilfered treasure while building a new world  
A world free of poison and hostility
Releasing a greedy dragon who is hell-bent on possessing and collecting  
Stolen bones and captivating emotional gems
Convinced the skeletons would be beautiful  
Adorned with treasures
All the while aware of a sick dark pull to the familiar protection of the dragon but also knowing there is no future of the  
Past agonies are kept close like treasure
Written by Jadedembers (Starving demons)
Published | Edited 17th Apr 2021
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